Officers use naloxone to save overdose victim in Highway 403 collision near Brant County: OPP

Two police officers are being credited with reviving a victim in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 403 near Rest Acres Road in Brant County on Saturday, according to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Investigators say Sgt. James Jardine an off-duty Stratford police services officer discovered the crash, which appeared to involve a vehicle that had driven off the road around 10:15 p.m. on Feb. 27.

Upon the arrival of OPP acting Sgt. Craig McMurtrie, the two officers located a man who appeared to be out of breath and in medical crisis from an opioid overdose at the collision site.

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The officers initiated CPR and administered two doses of naloxone until the male was stable and able to breathe on his own. The crash victim was transported by ambulance to a local area hospital as a precautionary measure.

OPP say the incident led to an investigation that resulted in the seizure of a number of illicit drugs, including fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription opioid pills.

Investigators also recovered suspected stolen property.

A 56-year-old man and 36-year-old woman from London are facing multiple charges tied to trafficking illegal drugs and property obtained by crime.

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